New photography hall of fame to open in St. Louis

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 6:58 a.m. CDT; updated 11:13 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 30, 2013

ST. LOUIS — A museum honoring photographers is preparing for its grand opening in St. Louis after making its move from Oklahoma.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum officially opens Friday night in Grand Center with its first exhibition, titled "The Past, Present & Future of Nature Photography."

The Hall of Fame was established in 1965, but it didn't have its first physical home until 1977 in Santa Barbara, Calif. It moved to a science building in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1983, but a decision to limit its exhibits to scientific displays prompted officials to relocate it to Missouri.

The new museum also includes an extensive collection of historic photographic equipment that is displayed in cases along walls and in the center of the room.

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